Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Las Vegas, NV
Ask Your Las Vegas Dentist
You have dental questions, and we’re more than happy to provide the answers. You’ll find our responses to some of the most common dental queries below, but if there is anything else you’d like to ask, you’re always welcome to give our team a call.
How often should I brush my teeth?
Most people know that they should brush their teeth once in the morning and evening, but what many don’t realize is that each session should last for at least two minutes. To make sure you’re brushing long enough (if you don’t have an electric brush with a timer), be sure to set an alarm on your phone—that extra time will make a big difference for your cavity risk!
Is flossing essential?
Yes! Floss is able to clean the areas between your teeth that a brush can’t reach. Flossing once a day will not only help your breath stay fresh, but it will also protect you from interdental cavities, which are very tricky to repair.
Why do I need cleanings if I brush every day?
The truth is that your brush and floss can’t clean every single area of your mouth, so over time, plaque can accumulate and cause problems even if you have great oral hygiene at home. Plus, hardened plaque (tartar) can’t be removed at home. A professional cleaning allows a hygienist to target your trouble spots and remove pesky tartar to keep your smile safe and beautiful.
Are bleeding gums a big deal?
Yes! If your gums routinely bleed while cleaning your teeth, you may need to lighten up. If brushing and flossing more gently doesn’t help, a minor gum infection is likely the problem, in which case you need to come see us sooner rather than later.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Rose Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is in-network with Delta Dental Premier and Aetna, plus we are happy to file claims for all other PPO plans. To learn more about using your coverage with us, just give our team a call, and we’ll answer all of your questions.
I don’t have insurance. Can I finance my dental care?
Yes! With CareCredit, your dental costs can be stretched into smaller payments specifically designed to fit your budget. You can sign up for a plan right through our website—just visit our “For Patients” page.